PHOENIX — Arizona is one of 12 states, plus the nation’s capital, where more people die by guns than traffic accidents, according to a study.
The analysis from the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit gun-safety advocacy group, is based on statistics from 2010.
The study said that while nearly all American households own a car, only about one-third of households have a gun.
The deaths include suicides, accidental shootings and homicides.
Arizona’s rate per 100,000 population is 14.57 for gun deaths, and 12.44 per 100,000 in vehicular deaths. Alaska’s gun-rate death is 20.28; Illinois is 8.29.
• Alaska: 144 gun deaths, 71 motor vehicle deaths
• Arizona: 931 gun deaths, 795 motor vehicle deaths
• Colorado: 555 gun deaths, 487 motor vehicle deaths
• District of Columbia: 99 gun deaths, 38 motor vehicle deaths
• Illinois: 1,064 gun deaths, 1,042 motor vehicle deaths
• Louisiana: 864 gun deaths, 722 motor vehicle deaths
• Maryland: 538 gun deaths, 514 motor vehicle deaths
• Michigan: 1,076 gun deaths, 1,063 motor vehicle deaths
• Nevada: 395 gun deaths, 289 motor vehicle deaths
• Oregon: 458 gun deaths, 324 motor vehicle deaths
• Utah: 314 gun deaths, 274 motor vehicle deaths
• Virginia: 875 gun deaths, 728 motor vehicle deaths
• Washington: 609 gun deaths, 554 motor vehicle deaths
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